Question about Graco MetroLite LE Compact Stroller in Samba - 6125SMB Standard Stroller
This is a six-year old stroller by Graco. The push handle is fixed (and adjusted for height) through a plastic knuckle joint to the frame of the stroller. The plastic adjustable joint has broken on both sides of the handle. Can I obtain a replacement pair of joints? I have had it welded - but the welding did not hold. Can the plastic be glued - maybe using a plastic model cement? I'd really appreciate your suggestions.
I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but Graco has refused a request to sell parts for that model of stroller. They didn't come straight out and say it, but the suggestion was that I should "buy a new model" of stroller. I was also unable to find any aftermarket company that sells replacement parts for that stroller. In fact, it appears that no aftermarket companies claim to sell parts for Graco products, so I'm guessing that they're worried about being sued. A suggestion for a workable solution to replace these joints would be to drill through these tubes and put a bolt through the holes and hold it in place with a wingnut. This would allow you to fasten it securely, yet be able to collapse the handle when you need to. However, to answer your question, yes this could be glued. Go to Home Depot and look in the paint department for the "adhesives" section. You're looking for a two-part epoxy that's made especially for plastics. Asking an employee for "plastic epoxy" might help if you don't find it. You mix the two parts of the epoxy glue together, apply this to both pieces and stick them together. I prefer the type that sets up in 5 minutes, since you then don't have to parts together for a long time before they are stuck firm. I believe the product is fully cured in 24 hours, but follow all package directions. this 2-part epoxy is probably the strongest type of adhesive you could use for this repair. Hope this helps, though I'm sorry for the bad news with graco. :\
Posted on Aug 06, 2007
Contact these guys for replacement parts; http://www.gracobaby.com/store/order/default.asp?N=10418+10413+10421&Ne=11 Hope this helps :)
Posted on Jul 27, 2007
How about drilling two small holes through the joint and fixing it with a couple of self tapping screws?
Posted on Jul 26, 2007
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